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house of cards falls when the un
der cards are withdrawn.
The sweat poured down his
face. He looked round him in
agony. Then he rushed back to
the air lock and entered the cham
ber with the next pressure of at
mosphere. One man was waiting
there, and he was just about to
pass hack into the upper air.
"Run!" shouted Stiefel, pluck
ing him by the sleeve. "Run like
all you was worth, you feller, and
tell 'em the Smith building's go
ing to fall!"
The man caught the horrified
look on the old German's face and
turned and obeyed. Then Stiefel
turned back into the lowest
chamber again and waded
through eight inches of swampy
"Five minutes!" he muttered.
"Five minutes and she alls. But
we'll save her!"
He knew that a slight obstruc
tion often checks a vast momen
tum for a short space of time.
And he, with his ponderous body
what better purpose could he
serve? So he sat down heavily in
the mud, which reached almost to
his armpits. As he did so he be
came conscious that the quiver
ing mass was temporarily halted,
like some wave meeting ? break
water. The rippling surface un
dulated a Way from him; then
slowly it crept round and upward.
But he had saved a minute. And
a minute meant the margin be
tween death and safety.
He looked at his watch. "Four
minutes," he said. C'Five. Good.
,Now let her cornel" And the
mass rose to his neck and gulped
his watch and the hand that held
it, and lapped at his chin and nos
trils. The old man tilted back
his head to breathe. "She looked
like Mina," he muttered, as
though in extenuation of his sac
rifice. And suddenly he saw
Mina beside him, her arms out
stretched, a look of ineffable love
in her eyes. "Mina!" he mum
bled thickly. "I'm coming, my
dear !" And the lapping sands no
longer oppressed him, nor the
mud waves that now surged over
Cream, one cupful of sugar,
with half a cupful of shortening.
Add one cupful of milk, two eggs,
well beaten, one tablespoonful of
cinnamon and nutmeg mixed and
two cupfuls of flour, into which
has been sifted a heaping tea
spoonful of baking powder. Work
in enough flour to make a soft
dough. Roll out into a sheet
nearly an inch thick and cut into
shapes with a cutter. Fry in deep
Minced Chicken on Toast.
Take the meats from the bone
of any left-over roast or boiled
chicken. Cut it into small cubes.
Then boil together half a table
spoonful of flour, one tablespoon
ful of butter, and half a pint of
milk. Stir these ingredients to a
smooth cream and then add the
pieces of chicken. Season with
salt. When thoroughly warm,
spread on slices of lightly butter